Nigerians are full vibes everywhere they go including when they are on transit in passenger buses.
If you have to make a journey by road on a public bus, you’ll definitely get to see characters that could take part in a Nollywood movie.
No matter the distance you are covering in your journey, there are a set of people you cannot but meet in passenger buses. From Port Harcourt to Owerri, Lagos to Lokoja, or Ikot Ekpenne to Kano; you will see Nigerians in full action.
5 Types of People You’ll find in Nigerian Passenger Buses
You must have travelled in Nigerian passenger buses to different parts of the country.
This list would definitely bring back the memory of a journey taken at a point in time. Here is the list of people you’ll meet in public transport.
- The Prayer Warriors: Nigeria is a religious country; you can’t have a journey without someone in the passenger bus taking it in God’s hand. Nigeria’s bad roads and reckless driving have caused a lot of terrible accidents. There is no better way to keep off the thought of another road accident than handing over the wheel to a supreme being. There’s always a passenger who would be in charge of this and might continue this action with a message of salvation. You are set for something you didn’t pay for when a prayer warrior refuses to make the prayer or message short.
- The Quiet Ones: There are some passengers you would hardly believe they are in the passenger bus with you. Some just prefer to keep mute and observe as things go in the journey. All that is on their mind is to get to their destination and not make a family in public transport. No matter the topic raised in the bus, they will never make a comment. It is this type of passengers that might likely be left behind if there’s a food break in the journey if it is a long-distance one.
- The Bookworms: These types of people rather see the journey as an opportunity to read their latest book. Even if they forget to pick a book from home, they would still buy one from the park as the passenger bus makes a better library for them than any place. They just have to find something to read; either journals, novels, newspapers, or eBooks. You might have got yourself a reader partner in the bus like Gandhi if he/she is on glasses lol!
- The Foodies: There’s always a person on the bus that would eat almost everything edible. They might bring foods in flasks, yet they would buy everything been sold on the road. They’ll make you feel as if you are poor with the rate at which they put something in their mouth. The journey is just an opportunity to test new food. From kilishi to dodo-Ikire, sausage roll and plantain chips, they are just the life of the food.
- The Talkative: There is no way you won’t see this type of people. They would raise topic of discussions ranging on different fields. If not, they would be on a long call, speaking at the top of their voice as if it is their bedroom. You’ll know their family members as you listen to their conversations. It will interest you to find someone who could talk from Lagos to Abuja without a break. They’re the popular face on the bus. Some might even be clout chasers that need to be noticed at all cost.
These are common types of people you would see in Nigerian passenger buses on transit. Kindly tell us which category you fall into in the comment section.
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